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April 23, 2015 - Industry News

2015 F-150 SuperCab, Regular Cab Ace Crash Tests

Photo courtesy of NHTSA.

The trucks’ newly released NHTSA scores come just one week after the Ford F-150 SuperCrew also drew the best-possible overall rating.

Tags: Ford F-150, Full-Size Pickups, Crash Tests, Ford, 2015-MY, NHTSA

April 22, 2015 - Industry News

USPS Narrows List of Next-Gen Vehicle Builders

Photo of exising USPS vehicle via Wikimedia.

The U.S. Postal Service has chosen 15 possible manufacturers to build its next-generation delivery vehicle, including Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford, Nissan, and Freightliner.

Tags: USPS, Delivery Fleets, Ford, Nissan, Freightliner, FCA US, Vehicle Modifiers

April 21, 2015 - Global News

Ford Previews New Tourneo at Auto Shanghai

Photo: Ford

Ford previewed the new Ford Tourneo for China’s premium MPV market at Auto Shanghai 2015.

Tags: China, Ford, Shanghai Auto Show, Ford Tourneo, Jiangling

April 17, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Planning High-Volume Carbon-Fiber Rollout

Photo of the 2016 GT at the Chicago Auto Show courtesy of Ford.

Ford will ramp up the use of carbon fiber in its vehicles as a light-weighting strategy, following an agreement with supplier DowAksa to lead to high-volume automotive use of the material that's most been used in exotic, luxury vehicles.

Tags: Ford, Carbon Fiber, Lightweighting, Specialty Cars, Vehicle Manufacturing

April 15, 2015 - Industry News

2015 Ford F-150 SuperCrew Earns Top Safety Rating

Photo courtesy of NHTSA.

The all-new pickup, featuring a body constructed of military-grade aluminum, aces NHTSA’s frontal and side crash tests and earns an overall 5-Star score.

Tags: Ford F-150, Full-Size Pickups, Crash Tests, 2015-MY, NHTSA, Ford, Aluminum

April 13, 2015 - Industry News

Fleet Safety Video Tip: The Art of Parallel Parking

There are plenty of drivers who dread or avoid parallel parking, but it's really not that difficult to master. Here's some practical advice, provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance and All-Star Driver, you can pass along to fleet drivers.

Tags: Parking, Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety, Liberty Mutual, Ford, Fleet Safety Tip of the Week

April 6, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Details 2015 F-150 Weight Reduction

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford has given additional details about how it achieved an approximately 700-pound weight reduction on its 2015 F-150 truck beyond its use of military-grade aluminum in the body panels.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Aluminum, Lightweighting

March 27, 2015 - Global News

Ford Everest SUV Debuts in Thailand

Photo: Ford Motor Co.

The new Ford Everest made its debut in Thailand. The SUV can carry up to seven passengers.

Tags: SUV, Ford, Thailand, Ford Everest

March 25, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Explorer, Police Interceptor SUVs Recalled

Photo of Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicle courtesy of Ford.

The recall covers nearly 213,000 2011-2013 model-year SUVs that may have an interior door handle problem.

Tags: Ford Explorer, 2011-MY, 2012-MY, Recalls, 2013-MY, Ford Police Interceptor, Ford, Mid-Size SUVs

March 20, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Using Recycled Plastic Bottles in F-150 Seats

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford has begun using a material known as Repreve that's derived from recycled plastic bottles to manufacture the cloth seats of the 2015 F-150 pickup and four other vehicles.

Tags: Recycling, Ford F-150, Ford, 2015-MY, Seats

March 20, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Reaches EcoBoost Engine Milestone

Photo 5-millionth EcoBoost courtesy of Ford.

Ford has reached a production milestone of 5 million EcoBoost engines with a Ford Focus equipped with the 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine built at the Michigan Assembly Plan in Wayne.

Tags: EcoBoost, Ford, Engines, Ford F-150, Turbocharging

March 17, 2015 - Industry News

Ford, Microsoft Developing Cloud-Based Connectivity Service

Photo courtesy of Microsoft.

Ford is renewing a partnership with Microsoft to expand its car connectivity services with a new cloud-based network called Microsoft Azure, after cutting ties last year with the software giant.

Tags: Microsoft, Ford SYNC, Connected Vehicle Technology, Ford, Infotainment Systems, Cloud-Based Technology

March 13, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Offers Heavy Payload F-150 to Commercial Users

Ford has begun offering a heavy payload package on regular cab and extended cab 2015 F-150 trucks. Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford has begun offering a heavy payload package with its 2015 F-150 pickup that increases the payload and towing capabilities for fleet and other commercial users.

Tags: Ford F-150, Full-Size Pickups, Towing, Payload, Ford, 2015-MY

March 13, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Starts 2015 F-150 Production in Kansas City

Joe Hinrichs, Ford's president of the Americas, drives the first 2015 F-150 built in Kansas City. Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford has begun production of its 2015 F-150 pickup at the Kansas City Assembly Plant about four months after it began building aluminum-body trucks at its Dearborn Truck Plant in Michigan.

Tags: Ford, Ford F-150, Assembly Plant, Full-Size Pickups

March 6, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Begins Building New EcoBoost Four Bangers

Ford 2.3L EcoBoost

Ford has begun building two four-cylinder EcoBoost engines for four vehicles including the Edge mid-size SUV, Mustang, Explorer mid-size SUV, and Lincoln MKC compact SUV.

Tags: Ford, Engines, EcoBoost, Ford Edge

March 3, 2015 - Product News

Ford Rolls Out Global Telogis-Powered Telematics Platform

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford is taking its Telogis-powered factory telematics system to a global audience in a rebranding of the existing Crew Chief platform, Ford announced on the eve of NTEA's Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Tags: Telogis, Ford, Telematics, Analytics, Fleet Metrics, Information Technology

March 3, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Lowers Noise Levels in F-650/F-750 Trucks

Ford's John Davis says upcoming F-650/750 will suit many applications, and powertrains were tested for heavy service. Photo by Tom Berg

Ford's redesigned 2016 F-650 and F-750 trucks will offer a lower noise level than outgoing models mostly due to the redesigned turbo diesel engine, Ford announced on the eve of NTEA's Work Truck Show.

Tags: Ford, Ford F-650, Ford F-750, Ergonomics, 2016-MY, Work Truck Show

February 26, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Begins Building 2015 Edge With New Workers

Photo of 2015 Edge production courtesy of Ford.

Ford has begun production of its 2015 Edge mid-size SUV and will hire 400 additional workers at the plant near Toronto where it will be built.

Tags: Vehicle Production, Ford, Ford Edge, 2015-MY, Mid-Size SUVs

February 24, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Trains 8,000 on Aluminum F-150 Production

Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

Ford is putting 8,000 of its workers through an intensive training program to ensure everyone knows how to work with the new materials, such as aluminum panels,in the 2015 F-150 full-size pickup at its Kansas City Assembly Plant.

Tags: Ford F-150, Full-Size Pickups, Ford, Vehicle Manufacturing, Assembly Plant

February 24, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Recalls F-250/F-350 Truck Steering Gears

Photo by Bull-Doser via Wikimedia Commons.

The service replacement steering gears, at risk for breaking, might be installed on 2008-2010 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty diesel vehicles in North America.

Tags: Diesel Engines, 2009-MY, 2010-MY, Recalls, Ford F-350, Ford F-250, 2008-MY, Ford

February 20, 2015 - Industry News

Ford F-150 with Plow Prep Option Arrives

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford is providing additional details about the snow plow prep option that's now available with the 2015 F-150 pickup.

Tags: Ford, Ford F-150, Snow Plow, 2015-MY

February 20, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Launches Fleet Driver Data Initiative with Hewlett-Packard

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford has begun a driver-behavior study in partnership with Hewlett-Packard to gather data and better understand fleet driving habits as part of a global mobility initiative.

Tags: Hewlett-Packard, Ford, Big Data

February 18, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Hires VP of Global Strategy

Photo of John Casesa, courtesy of Ford.

John Casesa joins the Ford Motor Company after roles with Guggenheim Partners, Merrill Lynch, and General Motors.

Tags: Ford, Automotive Executives, New Hire

February 11, 2015 - Industry News

Video: Ford Mustang Draws 5-Star Safety Score

In NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program, the vehicle scores five stars each in the frontal crash test, side crash test and rollover crash test.

Tags: Crash Tests, Ford Mustang, Ford, New Car Assessment Program, 2015-MY, NHTSA, Sports Cars

February 9, 2015 - Industry News

Video: Ford Debuts Stability Control on 2015 Focus

Enhanced transitional stability technology, available on the 2015 model-year Focus, can help deliver better handling in highly dynamic driving maneuvers.

Tags: Active Safety Systems, Ford Focus, Electronic Stability Control, Collision Avoidance Technology, Ford, 2015-MY


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